How Seriously Should We Take the Deluge of 'Best Of' Lists?

Early in December, The A.V. Club released their list of "The best podcasts of 2013," compiled by 15 of their podcast reviewers. Of those 15 contributors, only one woman voted, and coincidentally or not, only one podcast hosted by a woman was included in the final list of the 10 best podcasts of the year. » 12/31/13 4:40pm 12/31/13 4:40pm

Manic Pixie Dream Girls Are The Scourge Of Modern Cinema

The always-relevant Onion A.V. Club has coined a term for the type of movie girl-woman whom we've long despised: the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. The A.V. Club defines the MPDG as "that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful… » 8/06/08 11:00am 8/06/08 11:00am